By Tomás Bril-Mascarenhas | Looking at what happened to the centrists in Peru’s 2011 election, Professor Steven Levitsky lays out the structural weaknesses that led to a surprising election year.
By Peter Evans | Remembering Antônio Barros de Castro, Professor Emeritus Peter Evans highlights the Brazilian economist’s contributions to our understanding of the world economy.
By Ernesto Muñoz-Lamartine | Assessing the educational inequalities that sparked the mass protests known as “the Chilean winter” with Chilean student leader Giorgio Jackson.
By Harley Shaiken | Reviewing the film “Miss Bala” and describing the special advanced screening CLAS hosted in December with the film’s producer Diego Luna.
By Sarah Krupp | Describing the dynamics of the U.S.–Mexico diplomatic relationship with Rafael Fernández de Castro, the former foreign policy advisor to Mexican president Felipe Calderón
By Celeste Kauffman | Highlighting some policing strategies from New York that could be applied to combatting drug-related crime in Mexico, with legal scholar Frank Zimring.
By Kevin Escudero | Discussing with California assembly member Gil Cedillo the trajectory of his ultimately-successful California Dream Act, which made undocumented college students eligible for some forms of financial aid.
By Sarah Krupp | Sharing her findings, Tinker Summer Research Grant recipient Sarah Krupp on the comparative success of coca-eradication programs in Colombia’s Pacific Southwest.
By Horacio Salinas | Playing his guitar, Horacio Salinas, the internationally renowned musician, composer and musical director of the beloved Chilean ensemble Inti-Illimani, taught a class for the Center for Latin American Studies during fall 2011.